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  1. #1
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    kernel too big message from lilo

    My patched slack 2.6.13 kernel patched with patches 2.6.14, 2.6.15, 2.6.16 is 5,055,940 and I'm getting the message that it's too big. I've tried to reduce it with little success. I'm not willing to make it the only kernel available for boot. I'm using lilo. What would the size be if I maxed the number of modules? Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Compiling as many drivers as possible into modules will help, as this means that they are not part of the kernel. Do you need to patch the kernel you have, or could you download the entire source for the 2.6.16 kernel and compile that? I suspect that all of the patches are bloating your kernel size beyond the size difference you'd see just from moving straight to the newer version.

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